Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is speaking out against his brother-in-law’s $13,000 donation to the Freedom Convoy 2022 GoFundMe page.
Despite CBC reports that Jodhveer Singh Dhaliwal would rescind the donation, it is still visible under “Top donations.”
In a statement sent to CBC , Singh said he “unequivocally” disapproved of his brother-in-law’s donation, condemning the convoy as driving the “dangerous and divisive rhetoric” and that the Truckers for Freedom campaign is made up of “extremist and dangerous views.”
“Dhaliwal didn’t fully comprehend what the money would be used for,” said the CBC story.
“There was a misunderstanding. Once he understood the true nature of this organization, a process was started to return the donation.
“While he waits for GoFundMe to process the reversal, Dhaliwal has hidden his name from the public list of donors to the convoy.”
But Dhaliwal’s $13,000 donation is still visible on the GoFundMe site, which stands at a staggering $6,149,930 Thursday morning.
Singh took to Twitter on Thursday morning to further condemn the convoy as “a Canadian version of the terrorist attacks on the US Capitol.”
Singh said Tory MPs supporting the cause were aiding and abetting “extremists who wish to subvert the democratic process, incite violence, and spread misinformation on public health advice.”
Trudeau on Wednesday called members of the Freedom Convoy a “small fringe minority” with opinions most Canadians oppose.
“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other, who know that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, our rights, our values as a country,” Trudeau told reporters.
Dhaliwal is married to the sister of Singh’s wife.
Amber Gosselin is a reporter with the Western Standard.